Covid cases on the rise but not to worrisome levels


While Delaware is experiencing an increase in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations, both areas remain significantly lower than during the winter surge, according to a monthly report from the Division of Public Health. Deaths have also remained low.

DPH continues to push for vaccinations and testing if one comes down with Covid-like symptoms. Some symptoms mirror those of spring allergies Masks are recommended if one feels “uncomfortable or unsafe” in indoor settings. Masks are also recommended for people who have weakened immune systems or live with someone with weakened immunity.

Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations:

  • Total positive cases since March 11, 2020: 261,118
  • Seven-day average of new positive cases: 157.1, An increase of 94.0 average new positive cases from March 25, 2022.
  • Seven -day average for the percentage of total positive tests: 7.6%, an increase of 4.4 percentage points from March 25, 2022.
  • Hospitalizations: 45 current hospitalizations (an increase of 10 since March 25); critically ill: six, an increase of of four since March 25, 2022.
  • Total Covid-19 deaths: 2,896 an increase of 59 since last month (2 regularly reported deaths; 57 deaths from a review of vital statistics).

Covid-19 vaccinations:

  • Total number of doses administered in Delaware: 1,757,355
  • Percentage of Delawareans 5+ who are fully vaccinated (CDC data): 73%
  • Percentage of Delawareans 12+ who are fully vaccinated (CDC data): 77.2%
  • Percentage of Delawareans 18+ who are fully vaccinated (CDC data): 78.7%Percent of Delawareans who are fully vaccinated (CDC data): 68.9%

COVID-19 Case vaccination status report:
The following reports capture a weekly breakdown of non-boosted cases, deaths, and hospitalizations for the time frame for April 11 – April 17, 2022.

Weekly Overview
(4/11/22 – 4/17/22)
Non-boosted Cases
Total Non-boosted Cases719
Total Cases1094
Percent of Non-boosted Cases66%
Non-boosted Hospitalized Cases
Total Non-boosted Hospitalized Cases13
Total Hospitalized Cases17
Percent of Non-boosted Cases76%
Non-boosted Deaths
Total Non-boosted Deaths0
Total COVID-19 Deaths0
Percent of Non-boosted Deaths0